Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

43. Jean Daullé (1703-1763)
after François Boucher

La Muse Clio

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Daullé, La Muse Clio

La Muse Clio

Other Images:

Engraving, 333 x 378 mm., Portalis & Béraldi 13, Jean-Richard 558. Fine, sharp impression on laid paper with good margins all around. Clio is the muse of history. Generally she holds a trumpet as her attribute, but here a lyre and an instrument that Boucher might have thought to be a trumpet, but is more like a shawm or bombard (woodwind instruments) without its reed mouthpiece. Clio is accompanied here by a score-reading putto.

L. Valentin (Lugt 2498). Louis Valentin (2nd half of the 19th century) lived and worked in Paris, where he was a wholesale merchant in wine. His major interest was in eighteenth-century French prints, both black and white and color, though he owned a small group of old masters and an important collection of Meryons. His purchases were mainly from Parisian dealers, but he was obsessive about quality and would frequently trade in his prints for better impressions. Thus, his collection was known for quality rather than quantity. Nevertheless, it was still extensive enough to fill seven separate auction sales after his death. As all too frequently happens, his heirs had little interest in or knowledge of prints. The collection was simply left to moulder. However, Valentin had insured the collection and, as the premiums came due, the heirs sought ways to reduce them and finally put the collection under the eyes of the expert Loys Delteil. He assured them of its value (it was, in terms of quality, probably the best collection of eighteenth-century prints in private hands) and they cashed in.